Well, after a record cheap February, we almost had a record expensive March! It's hard to believe we can spend only $1,058 one month, and then $3,576 the next!
Of course our number one expense was fuel. We did a ton of driving in March, putting on over 3,400 miles (5,400 kms). We spent $1,420 on fuel, but Sherman still has more than 3/4 of a tankful and that will get us around quite a bit of Nova Scotia before we have to put in more. Our average over the last six months is $563.
Spent $28 on propane, but that's almost gone with all this cold weather we've been trying to live through. In fact, We're taking Sherman for a drive tomorrow to fill the propane tank. Average over the last six months is $24.
Grocery bill was heavy at $516, but we had a very light bill in February. Plus, Ruth stocked up on a bunch of gluten free items that are a lot more expensive in Canada. Average month is $353.
Alcohol, at $143 was only slightly more than our monthly average of $128.
Miscellaneous was way over, at $764. We were doing pretty good in this department for the month until Whiskey got sick, and the vet got richer. Also, we bought the new Weber BBQ grill. Our average month is $425.
Entertainment (including meals out) was way low at only $18. Our average is $100.
Overnight expenses at $66. Our 6 month average is $174.
Motorhome expenses of $600. Some months we don't spend anything, and the last big one was the tires in October. In March, we did the rear air springs. Average over the last 6 months is $283.
Fortunately, April is expected to be a cheap month, but a lot of that will depend on Whiskey, because the vet bills can change that expectation pretty quickly.
Also fortunately, a lot of people visited our Adsense advertisements during the month of March, and we had a record $152.57 in Adsense earnings. All we can do is hope that the trend keeps up because that income is starting to become worthwhile enough to make a difference.
That other online income thing that we tried, blogvertise, didn't send us any work for the month of March, and I kind of figured that would be a one time thing. We'll stay signed up because it costs us nothing to do so, but I'll be very surprised if we ever see a $60 month like we did in February with them.
Adsense is a neat program because it doesn't cost us or you anything. Here's how it works...if you see one of our Google ads that interests you, you can confidently visit that advertisers website and if you do, we make a few cents. All the ads are prescreened by Google to be virus free. Notice too, that the ads are usually related to what we happen to be writing about that day. For example, click on our Solar Panel page and notice that the advertisements on that page are all related to solar panels.